Monroe Lake is recognizing National Earth Science Week with a special series of daily programs from Oct. 14 to 20.

Programs will be offered at Paynetown and Fairfax state recreation areas and at three libraries. The programs are:

  • Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., “Cupcake Core Sampling,” at Paynetown SRA Activity Center, 4850 S. S.R. 446, Bloomington
  • Oct. 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,“The Mystery of Geodes,” at the Ellettsville Branch of Monroe County Public Library, 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville
  • Oct. 16, 7 p.m.,“Rocks Tell a Story: The Geology of Monroe Lake,” at Paynetown SRA Activity Center, 4850 S. S.R. 446, Bloomington
  • Oct. 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., “Forming Fossils,” at Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St., Bedford
  • Oct. 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., “Break It Down,” at Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St., Bedford
  • Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., “It’s Not My Fault!” at Four Winds Resort in Fairfax SRA, 9301 Fairfax Road, Bloomington
  • Oct. 19, 7:30-9 p.m., “Star Gaze with the Astronomy Club,” on the beach at Paynetown SRA, 4850 S. S.R. 446, Bloomington
  • Oct. 20, 1-5 p.m., “Catching the Rain,” at Paynetown SRA Activity Center, 4850 S. S.R. 446, Bloomington

Additional details are available at dnr.IN.gov/parklake/2954.htm or by calling (812) 837-9967.

All library programs and the Oct. 16 program at Paynetown SRA are free. The remaining programs at Paynetown and the program at Fairfax SRA require an entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.

Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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